Estate Sale Etiquette

Successful estate sales and estate auctions depend in part on the behavior of the prospective buyers. Most people innately know many of the dos and don'ts of attending an estate sale. Generally, one should respect others in an estate sale line, and treat them as you would expect to be treated. Hold your place in line with your presence and do not cut in line. Do not rush the door when the estate sale opens. Do not block others from entering the estate sale. Everyone has just as much right to attend, whether they are making a living at it or just enjoying a day out. If someone picks an item up at the sale, do not try to grab it or contest their right to purchase it. If something is marked sold do not remove the sticker. Do not hoard items at an estate sale, especially when you do not intend to buy.